We’ve all done it before: That embarrassing pocket dial, where the person on the other end picks up and can hear everything we’re saying without us knowing. But sometimes instead of unknowingly calling a parent or a friend, the emergency dial feature you see on cell phones accidentally gets hit. Brittney Quant husband accidentally pocket-dialed 911, which led to a front-door visit from police.
The Minneapolis Police Department is the latest Minnesota law enforcement agency to begin equipping officers with body cameras. As part of a pilot program being launched Friday, 36 officers will wear the cameras for six to nine months to test their effectiveness.
The Minneapolis Police Department is re-evaluating its escort policy for NFL teams, following the recent crash of buses carrying the Washington Redskins on their way to play the Minnesota Vikings.
Halloween is always a busy night in downtown Minneapolis, and it’s even busier when it falls on a Friday night. Many downtown bars are predicting this will be their busiest night of the entire year. As co-owner of Gluek’s Restaurant and Bar, Linda Rae Holcomb knows that Halloween on Friday means big business.
Thirty-six police officers in Minneapolis will start wearing body cameras next week as part of a pilot program to test out their effectiveness. Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau announced the pilot Thursday.
A man was shot on a Metro Transit bus in North Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police. The shooting occurred just after 11 a.m. on a southbound route 19 bus near 17th Avenue and Penn Avenue North.
The group “Freeze Don’t Shoot” plans to hold a rally at every state capitol Saturday to highlight officer-involved shootings of family pets. The Minnesota chapter was formed in July. Julie Whalen, the administrator of the Minnesota Facebook page, says the local group has about 130 members, and about 50 plan to attend Saturday afternoon’s rally in St. Paul to address what they call an “epidemic” of shootings.
One woman is dead and another is in custody after a shooting inside of a downtown Minneapolis strip club early Saturday morning. Minneapolis Police say the fatal shooting happened just after 1 a.m. at Augies Cabaret on Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue.
The man arrested and accused in the shooting that left two injured at a Minneapolis bar earlier this week was marking his 23rd birthday on the day he allegedly committed the assault. Police say that they have taken Devon Strouss into custody in connection with the Wednesday shooting at the 19 Bar on 14th Street.
Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting at a Minneapolis bar Wednesday night. Minneapolis Police say a man was kicked out of the 19 Bar near downtown Minneapolis, but returned and fired rounds into the bar from outside.
The man arrested Thursday on suspicion of back-to-back assaults in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp has been formally charged. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 22-year-old Peijan Lamont Hodges is suspected of assaulting two women in broad daylight Tuesday on the seventh floor of Ramp C. The assaults happened within three hours of each other.
Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help in catching the man who attacked two women in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp. The separate attacks happened Tuesday afternoon on the seventh floor of Ramp C, on the corner of 4th Street and 2nd Avenue North. Police say the attacks in broad daylight are cause for heightened public concern.
The Minneapolis Police Department just got the results of a six-year review of conduct of its officers and oversight process. The analysis was requested by Chief Janee Harteau and conducted by the Department of Justice Diagnostic Center.
Police are continuing to investigate after a SUV ran into Minneapolis bus stop and left one person dead Monday evening. Billie Weaver, 45, was killed as she waited for her son to pick her up from McDonald’s Monday evening.
Minneapolis police are going high-tech in the fight against crime. A new initiative to stop gun violence in north Minneapolis includes a machine that looks like it’s right out of CSI. It’s called the IBIS and it analyzes and compares firearm related evidence stored in a database.
Minneapolis police say they are investigating the deaths of a man and woman in north Minneapolis Monday afternoon. At 3:50 p.m., police officers responded to an address on the 5200 block of James Avenue North. There, they found the deceased bodies of a man and woman.
Police say a woman is in the hospital and badly hurt after getting run over by a car in downtown Minneapolis following a fight with a man early Friday morning. Minneapolis were called to the scene just after 3 a.m. near the area of 8th Street and LaSalle Avenue. When officers arrived, they learned a man and a woman were in a vehicle when they got into a fight.
A 4-month-old Minneapolis baby has died, and officers are trying to figure out how it happened. Minneapolis Police say the child’s mother, Shalynda Raino, called 911 at about 8:50 a.m., saying her baby needed help.
A Minneapolis man was reunited with his son Wednesday night after his car was stolen outside a north side gas station with the 2-year-old child inside.
A 27-year-old Bloomington man died on Sunday, about six weeks after being shot in an incident at a downtown Minneapolis nightclub. Minneapolis Police say the shooting happened at about 1:40 a.m. on Aug. 8 at 400 Soundbar, located on the 400 block of 3rd Avenue North.
Police say three people were taken to the hospital after a shooting at a south Minneapolis gas station early Tuesday morning. Minneapolis Police were called to a report of a shooting at the Moto Mart gas station on the 3300 block of Hiawatha Avenue at about 1:30 a.m.
The hit A & E reality TV show “The First 48″ returns to Minneapolis this week to follow around some of the city’s homicide investigators. Minneapolis Police say they are excited to welcome back the show, which has featured the city’s investigators before in several episodes. It has been a few years since their last appearance.
Authorities say an 18-year-old Edina man was shot and killed in north Minneapolis late Friday night. It was one of two deadly shootings over the weekend.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau has responded to criticism after she did not attend a neighborhood meeting about police accountability Thursday night.
Minneapolis Police are calibrating their Shot Spotter system Thursday night with the most effective technique – firing real guns. Police says they will test the system between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. by firing guns into bullet traps at several different sites throughout the city.